The General Directorate of Civil Aviation (DGAC) has asked companies to give up one in six aircraft movements between 7:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. for safety reasons because a firefighters’ strike forced the closure of part of the runways of the first French airport. , a spokeswoman for the administration told AFP.
It is the same request as the day before, the first day of mobilization of the airport firefighters.
The latter “demand a bonus for technicality and a revaluation of the grid” of salaries, given “the difficulties of recruitment at the entrance to the grid”, the salaries being lower than those offered in the departmental fire and rescue services, a explained to AFP Daniel Bertone, secretary general of the CGT of Groupe ADP, the manager of Paris airports.
In addition on Friday, the employees of the Parisian airport platforms are called upon to join a “multi-sector” strike, including the ADP Group and its subcontractors, at the call of an inter-union, in the extension of that of June 9. The notice runs until Sunday inclusive.
This social movement, with rallies planned in front of terminals 2E of CDG and 4 of Orly on Friday, risks slowing down the flow of passengers, approaching the installations as well as at the filter inspection posts. Baggage sorting could also be affected.
These frictions “generate delays which can lead to flight cancellations, once the delay is too great”, noted Mr. Bertone, even if his counterpart at the CFE CGC, Rachid Eddaidj, said he was uncertain of the consequences. movement operations. The DGAC did not request preventive flight cancellations at Orly.
ADP employees are demanding a 6% wage increase, retroactive to January 1, while management is offering 3% on July 1, according to the unions. ADP did not wish to comment on this point.
The group invited as the day before the passengers to arrive in advance in its installations, namely “three hours (before the scheduled takeoff) for an international flight, two hours for a domestic or European flight”.
Just like Thursday, Air France said it had canceled more than 10% of its short and medium-haul flights on Friday at CDG, and maintained its long-haul program.